There are 11 ways to get from London to Athlone by plane, bus, train, bus and ferry, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly London City to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 6 min

  1. LCY - DUB

$71 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  14 h 47 min

  1. 871
  2. 763

$47 - $66

9 alternative options

Fly London Heathrow to Dublin, bus  •  5 h 59 min

  1. LHR - DUB

$89 - $269

Fly London Gatwick to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 13 min

  1. LGW - DUB

$57 - $198

Fly London Stansted to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 30 min

  1. STN - DUB

$63 - $187

Train to Southend, fly to Dublin, bus  •  6 h 44 min

  1. SEN - DUB

$121 - $438

Train to London Luton, fly to Knock, bus  •  7 h 15 min

  1. LTN - NOC

$62 - $236

Fly London Heathrow to Shannon, bus, train  •  8 h 12 min

  1. LHR - SNN

$122 - $389

Fly London City to Shannon, bus, train  •  8 h 14 min

  1. LCY - SNN

$224 - $1,047

Train, bus and ferry  •  13 h 41 min

  1. 871

$120 - $177

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 30 min

$116 - $155

What companies run services between London, England and Athlone, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from London to Athlone. However, you can take the train to London City Airport DLR Station, take the walk to London City airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, then take the bus to Athlone. Alternatively, you can take the train to Heathrow Terminals 1-3, take the walk to London Heathrow airport, fly to Dublin, take the walk to Dublin Airport, then take the bus to Athlone.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London City to Dublin via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin via Manchester
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from London City to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $270
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from London Heathrow to Shannon
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$25 - $210
Flights from London Stansted to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $190
Flights from London Luton to Knock
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $280
CityJet
Website
cityjet.com
Flights from London City to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $350
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from London City to Dublin via Exeter
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $460
Flights from Southend to Dublin
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Train operators
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London St Pancras International LL to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from London St Pancras International to Luton Airport Parkway
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
Irish Rail
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Galway to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
irishrail.ie
Train from Heuston to Athlone
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
irishrail.ie
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Bus Eireann
Website
buseireann.ie
Bus from Dublin Airport to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Lurga, Knock Airport to Athlone, Athlone Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 7 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $23
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
Bus from Shannon Airport to Eyre Square, Galway Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
buseireann.ie
National Express
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Birmingham to Dublin
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $27
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Birmingham
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Website
nationalexpress.com
Citylink
Website
citylink.ie
Bus from Outside Heuston Train Station to Athlone, Athlone B&Q
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $19
Schedules at
citylink.ie
Standard
$13 - $19
Web Fare
$11 - $16
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$39 - $43
Schedules at
irishferries.com
Car
$140 - $170
On Foot
$39 - $43
car
$118
Passenger
$42

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Questions & Answers

The distance between London and Athlone is 571 km.

The cheapest way to get from London to Athlone is to bus and bus and ferry which costs £35 - £50 and takes 14 h 47 min.

The quickest way to get from London to Athlone is to fly and bus which takes 5 h 59 min and costs £65 - £210.

It takes approximately 6 h 6 min to get from London to Athlone, including transfers.